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#1 chillywilly73

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:41 AM

OK here's the deal,
i boot up my PC,everything boots nice and all of a sudden my PC is booting slow.
on top of that when the PC finally boots everything i press Firefox/or explorer and i can hear a beep or buzz (not sure witch one)coming from inside my tower. i cant place where exactly its coming from but it is inside PC. a single buzz or beep then loads Firefox/explorer. also sometimes when i click a link it makes the same buzz sound and everything freezes for about 10 seconds then resumes load. i am completely dumbfounded by this problem and would like some info please.

my specs are:

Windows XP service pack 3
Intel Core-2 2.13 ghz
2 gig DDR2 Ram
ATI Radion HD 2400 PCI-Exp
2 40 gig HD's

Edited by hamluis, 08 August 2010 - 12:49 PM.
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:48 AM

Could this be a clicking sound?

Is this a laptop or a desktop?

If this is a desktop there is an old trick you can try to locate the origin of the noise. Open the case and take a wooden or plastic long handled spoon, place the spoon end to your ear and place it on the hdd. If it's the hdd you will want to start backing up all of your important files right now.

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#3 chillywilly73

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:05 AM

Could this be a clicking sound?

Is this a laptop or a desktop?


i did mention i have a tower witch means i have a desktop.

and please serious posters only no smart remarks (wooden spoon :thumbsup: )

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:10 AM

I wasn't being smart, I'm entirely serious. The principal is the transmission of sound through a solid material. Transmission line low frequency enclosure utilize this principal.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:13 AM

isnt there some software i can use to check out this problem?

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:30 AM

If this is your hdd, and it is clicking you need to the back up now! This click is known as the click of death. The hdd could live for a while, but once they start clicking it results in a failure in a very short period of time. If you want to use software, try Memtest 86

http://www.memtest.org/#downiso.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:34 AM

Software is not going to detect where a sound is coming from.
Have you tried dc3's suggestion.
It will work.
I use an automotive stethoscope, that works on the same principal, as the wooden spoon.
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 06:24 PM

no big deal if my hd fails it fails ill get new one. was just wondering what it was making sound.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:02 PM

But is the sound truly coming from the HDD? If you don't hear a clicking sound when it boots, but only when accessing any type of networking(Internet, LAN, etc) it could be something entirely different. Just saying....




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